Mosasaur

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mosasaur (Paleon) One of an extinct order of reptiles, including Mosasaurus and allied genera. See Mosasauria.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mosasaur A general name for the large, extinct marine reptiles of the family Mosasauridæ, including the well-known genera Mosasaurus, Tylosaurus, Clidastes, etc. They had long, pointed heads, rather long bodies, a compressed tail, and limbs modified into short, flattened paddles. They abounded in the Cretaceous period and their remains are particularly abundant in the chalk of Kansas.
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Usage


In news:

The Science Behind the Mosasaur .
In this second installment of "More," KCET speaks with Luis Chiappe, director of the Dinosaur Institute at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, about the mosasaur , a monstrous, sea-dwelling reptile that lived 65 million years ago.
The Science Behind the Mosasaur.
In this second installment of "More," KCET speaks with Luis Chiappe, director of the Dinosaur Institute at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, about the mosasaur, a monstrous, sea-dwelling reptile that lived 65 million years ago.
The Science Behind the Mosasaur.
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